Pauillac de Latour 2010
Tasting Notes and Scores
The best Pauillac I ever tasted (and this wine has been a revelation ever since they first introduced it), the 2010 from Latour represents 24% of their production. It is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44.5% Merlot and .5% Cabernet Franc. An amazingly opulent, round, delicious wine, and a great buy when they finally release it – assuming it comes in under a three-digit price – it possesses wonderfully silky tannins, classic black currant, cedar wood and forest floor notes, and rich, full-bodied opulence as well as a terrific purity and palate presence. It should drink well for 10-15+ years.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
The Pauillac de Latour has a surprisingly precocious bouquet (and it is only a third wine!) Lovely ripe, generous redcurrant and cranberry fruit, ebbing away to offer graphite and sous-bois aromas. The palate is spicy on the entry. It is more opulent than I expected, pleasurable and packed to the rafters with flavour. Yet the finish brings you back to Latour with hints of graphite once again. Very fine. Tasted November 2012.
A wine with berry, chocolate and spice character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a savory finish. It shows currant and berry. I love the texture to this. Third wine of first growth Latour. Drink or hold.
-www.jamessuckling.com, 'Tasting Report: 2010's Greatness Across The Board in Bordeaux', 17 Feb 2013